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Poodwaddle POODWADDLE WORLD CLOCKThe World Stats Counter (V 7.0) This minute 250 babies will be born, 100 people will die, 20 violent crimes will be reported, and the US debt will climb $1 million. The World Clock tells more than time. The World Clock is too large for a single page. You can rotate the map by dragging left or right or by clicking the left and right buttons on the menu. The menu provides several filter options. We show two types of stats:1.

First World Happiness Report Launched at the United Nations The happiest countries in the world are all in Northern Europe (Denmark, Norway, Finland, Netherlands). Their average life evaluation score is 7.6 on a 0-to-10 scale. The least happy countries are all poor countries in Sub-Saharan Africa (Togo, Benin, Central African Republic, Sierra Leone) with average life evaluation scores of 3.4. But it is not just wealth that makes people happy: Political freedom, strong social networks and an absence of corruption are together more important than income in explaining well-being differences between the top and bottom countries. At the individual level, good mental and physical health, someone to count on, job security and stable families are crucial. These are among the findings of the first ever World Happiness Report (download PDF), commissioned for the April 2nd United Nations Conference on Happiness (mandated by the UN General Assembly). The report shows that, where happiness is measured by how happy people are with their lives:

Home - Government Databases - Blume Library at St. Mary's University The databases linked on these pages are only a selected subset of U.S. and Texas government databases freely available on the Web. For other sources of data, and other listings of databases, see the box at the left on this page: "Other sources of government data." The Government Printing Office's Federal Digital System (FDSys) is a major database of online government information. Databases are included on these pages only if they are substantial research sources; almost all have some kind of search capability. Mouse over the tab titles above for a brief description of the types of databases covered in each area. In boxes below are some resources that can be used to search multiple databases simultaneously, services known as "aggregated" or "federated" searching, and links to Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports and Government Accountability Office (GAO) reports.

Gangrule – The History of the Mafia China Will Build Largest Super Particle Collider China has announced it will build the largest super particle collider by 2028. The world was amazed at the development of the Large Hadron Collider built at CERN in 2008 in Geneva, Switzerland but that particle collider will be considered small after China builds the super particle collider it has planned. China has been quietly paving the way for the creation of this super particle accelerator and if it is successful will become a leading country in particle physics, overtaking Europe and the U.S. as leaders in physics. Scientists at the Institute of High Energy Physics in Beijing are working with physicists from around the world to build this “Higgs boson factory” by 2028. The Higgs boson is an atomic particle that has been of great interest in high energy physics and was discovered at CERN on July 4, 2012. After 48 years of speculation, the experiment at CERN final proved that the Higgs boson particle existed. The proposed super particle collider is estimated to cost $3 billion.

Muslim Publics Share Concerns about Extremist Groups Much Diminished Support for Suicide Bombing Survey Report More than two years after the death of Osama bin Laden, concern about Islamic extremism remains widespread among Muslims from South Asia to the Middle East to sub-Saharan Africa. Across 11 Muslim publics surveyed by the Pew Research Center, a median of 67% say they are somewhat or very concerned about Islamic extremism. In five countries – Pakistan, Jordan, Tunisia, Turkey and Indonesia – Muslim worries about extremism have increased in the past year. Against this backdrop, extremist groups, including al Qaeda, garner little popular support. The Taliban, who once shared Afghanistan as a base of operation with al Qaeda, are viewed negatively by a median of 51% of Muslims in the countries polled. In many of the countries surveyed, clear majorities of Muslims oppose violence in the name of Islam. These are among the key findings from a survey of 11 Muslim publics conducted by the Pew Research Center from March 3 to April 7, 2013.

Foreign Assistance Data Skip to main content. You are here: U.S. Overseas Loans and Grants > Foreign Assistance Data Foreign Assistance Data Privacy Statement Welcome to Alcatraz Welcome to AlcatrazHistory.com! Alcatraz History was designed to help introduce you to the rich history of Alcatraz during the penitentiary years and many of the inmates who called "the Rock" home. From the mid 1930's until the mid 1960's, Alcatraz was America 's premier maximum-security prison, the final stop for the nation's most incorrigible inmates. Today, Alcatraz is a place of contradictions, with a grim past and an enduring future as one of San Francisco 's most prominent landmarks and tourist attractions. AlcatrazHistory.com explores this history through brief narratives and photos, and serves as an excellent reference for researchers seeking a basic collection of information. If you find that your interest and research needs go beyond the basic, we offer an exceptional reference book for $26.99. Thank you for taking time to visit, and we hope you enjoy learning about the rich history of Alcatraz and its former residents. Robert F.

97% of corrupt officials are men, 47% keep mistresses and 42% have a master's degree This morning Renmin University of China published a new research report analyzing the statistics behind China's corruption cases from 2000 to the present day. 97 per cent of corrupt officials are men, and 47 per cent keep at least one mistress. At 17 per cent, the single biggest sector responsible for corruption is state-owned enterprises. Of these, 60 per cent were "first hand" officials, meeting highly placed individuals at the top of their organization whose corruption effects the whole organization and everyone in it. 37 per cent of corrupt officials have bachelors degrees, while 42 per cent are masters graduates. 9 per cent hold a PhD and 3 per cent have returned to China from studying abroad. Some of the means suggested to prevent corruption i the report include strengthening supervision behind working hours and publicly declaring assets. The report also enumerated the "classic process" whereby businessmen and government officials beginning trading power for cash: Stop the presses!

Note from Rosemary on adding things Weights and Measures The Office of Weights and Measures promotes uniformity in U.S. weights and measures laws, regulations, and standards to achieve equity between buyers and sellers in the marketplace. This enhances consumer confidence, enables U.S. businesses to compete fairly at home and abroad, and strengthens the U.S. economy. OWM partners with the National Conference on Weights and Measures (NCWM), an organization of State and local weights and measures officials and representatives of business, industry, consumer groups, and Federal agencies, to develop U.S. standards in the form of uniform laws, regulations, and methods of practice. OWM ensures traceability of state weights and measures standards to the SI; develops procedures for legal metrology tests and inspections, and conducts training for laboratory metrologists and weights and measures officials.

Uniform Crime Reporting The Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program has been the starting place for law enforcement executives, students of criminal justice, researchers, members of the media, and the public at large seeking information on crime in the nation. The program was conceived in 1929 by the International Association of Chiefs of Police to meet the need for reliable uniform crime statistics for the nation. In 1930, the FBI was tasked with collecting, publishing, and archiving those statistics. Today, four annual publications, Crime in the United States, National Incident-Based Reporting System, Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted, and Hate Crime Statistics are produced from data received from over 18,000 city, university/college, county, state, tribal, and federal law enforcement agencies voluntarily participating in the program. The FBI is undertaking a wholesale redesign and redevelopment of the system that has supported the FBI’s UCR Program for more than 30 years.

This could be useful for your country reports. It collects information gathered in the global attitude surveys Pew does. by rompenni Aug 29

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